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Intermittent Closures Overnight on Benedict Bridge

Intermittent Closures Overnight on Benedict Bridge

On Monday, Jan. 30 and Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Maryland State Highway Administration will be working on the new fender system on MD 231 (Prince Frederick Road/Hallowing Point Road) bridge over Patuxent River (“Benedict Bridge”). Due to the nature of the work, the bridge will have a one way flagging operation from 9 p.m....
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Fire Destroys Family Home on North Sandgates Road

Fire Destroys Family Home on North Sandgates Road

On Friday, January 27, 2017, at approximately 11:25 a.m. firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Bay District, Leonardtown, Seventh District and Hughesville were alerted to report of a house fire at 26600 N Sandgates Road, in Mechanicsville. Crews arrived on scene to discover a two story single family home with fire and smoke showing. It took over...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Shortly after 6:30 a.m., on January 29, 2017, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a fatal collision at southbound I-95 at Route 212 (Powder Mill Road) in Beltsville, Maryland. There were two vehicles involved in this collision and one driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed the driver...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Man to be Charged in Murder of his Father

UPDATE: Waldorf Man to be Charged in Murder of his Father

1/30/2017: Booking Photo Added. 1/28/2017: On January 27, 2017, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5400 block of Topsmelt Court in Waldorf for the check the welfare call. Upon arrival, officers entered the residence and located the victim, Carlton Bell Sr., 66, deceased with obvious signs...
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NDW Participate in Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield Annual Exercise

NDW Participate in Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield Annual Exercise

Naval installations in the National Capital Region will participate in the United States Fleet Forces Command annual anti-terrorism/force protection exercise, Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC-CS), Jan. 30-Feb. 10. These Naval installations include Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Naval Support Activity Washington, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSF Indian Head...
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Weather Related Closings and Delays for Southern Maryland – 1/30/2017

Weather Related Closings and Delays for Southern Maryland – 1/30/2017

St. Mary’s County St. Mary’s County Public Schools will have a delayed opening of 2 hours for Monday, January 30, 2017, with a Code 1 for employees. St. Mary’s County Non-Public School transportation will operate on a two-hour delay. St. Mary’s County All Recreation and Parks programs operating in the Public Schools will operate...
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California Man Arrested for Possession After Short Vehicle Chase

California Man Arrested for Possession After Short Vehicle Chase

On Monday, January 16, 2017, Deputy First Class J. Maguire of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of First Colony Boulevard and FDR Boulevard when he observed a motor vehicle run a stop sign. DFC Maguire initially stopped the vehicle; however, the vehicle then quickly sped off...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Death of Corrections Sergeant Charles “Snookie” Miedzinski

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Death of Corrections Sergeant Charles “Snookie” Miedzinski

It is with great sadness that the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of retired Corrections Sergeant Charles Philip Miedzinski, affectionately known as “Snookie.” Snookie retired from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in September of 1999. He passed away Thursday, January 27, 2017, at his home with his family by his...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/30/2017 to 2/3/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/30/2017 to 2/3/2017

During the week of January 30 to February 3 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Suspect in Bowie Double Homicide Injured by Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wounds

Suspect in Bowie Double Homicide Injured by Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wounds

The suspect in a double homicide on Sunday, January 29, 2017, in the city of Bowie is hospitalized with two apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounds. He is identified as 40-year-old Karlief Moye. His last known address is in the 1100 block of La Grande Place in Silver Spring. This morning, at around 2:15 am, officers...
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UPDATE: Names Released Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

UPDATE:  Names Released Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

UPDATE 1/28/2017: On January 27, 2017, at approximately 8:18 p.m. patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Poplar Ridge Road in Lexington Park for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene with emergency medical personnel to discover two vehicles...
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UPDATE: Malcolm X’s Daughter, Granddaughter Arrested in La Plata

UPDATE: Malcolm X’s Daughter, Granddaughter Arrested in La Plata

UPDATE: TMZ Reports Malikah Saban Shabazz, 51 of Stark, New Hampshire, and Bettih Bahiyah Shabazz, 19 are the daughter and granddaughter of Malcolm X. 1/27/2017: On January 25, 2017, a Prince George’s County police officer was on his way home from work when he ran a tag on a U-Haul truck. When he found that...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested While Snorting Oxycodone with 2-Year-Old Child in Car

Lexington Park Woman Arrested While Snorting Oxycodone with 2-Year-Old Child in Car

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives observed a female, later identified as Crystal Ann Hebb, 27, of Lexington Park, seated inside of her vehicle in the parking lot of a local gas station. Detectives watched as she crushed pills, rolled a dollar bill and quickly ingested the crushed “oxycodone”. She was preparing to...
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La Plata Man Convicted of Rape and Sexual Abuse of a Minor

La Plata Man Convicted of Rape and Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, a Charles County jury convicted Jaime Antonio Rivera, age 26, of La Plata, of First Degree Rape, two counts of Second Degree Rape, and Sexual Abuse of a Minor. During the week of June 6, 2016, the victim, who was...
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Chesapeake Beach Man Found Guilty of Failing to register as a Sex Offender

Chesapeake Beach Man Found Guilty of Failing to register as a Sex Offender

On Thursday, January 19, 2017 defendant Cleveland Dwight Hall III, 37, of Chesapeake Beach, was found guilty of failing to register on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry. Hall was ordered to register after being convicted in 2007 and 2011 of two separate sex offenses involving children. Hall is currently on probation for a third...
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Charles County Entrepreneur Nabs $50,000 Powerball Prize

Charles County Entrepreneur Nabs $50,000 Powerball Prize

A Charles County businessman’s visit to his favorite Maryland Lottery retailer to buy a Powerball ticket for the Jan. 7 drawing made him the biggest winner in the state that night. The entrepreneur visited the Hughesville Sunoco, located at 8144 Leonardtown Road in Hughesville, to buy a $10 quick-pick ticket for the Saturday night...
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Detectives Arrest Two Suspects in Waldorf Homicide

Detectives Arrest Two Suspects in Waldorf Homicide

Homicide Unit detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department arrested and charged two suspects in the murder of Juan Gonzalez-Mejia last Saturday. The suspects are 25-year-old Byron Leon-Ramos of the 2200 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf and 24-year-old Selvin Romero-Leon of the 3600 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf. On...
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Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Accokeek

Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Accokeek

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Accokeek. The victim’s name will be released once his family has been notified. On January 25, 2017, at approximately 7:40 p.m., patrol officers were called to Berry Road and Indian Head Highway for a collision involving a...
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Prince Georges County Felon Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison for Armed Robbery and Gun Offenses

Prince Georges County Felon Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison for Armed Robbery and Gun Offenses

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Oswaldo Jariel Bonilla, age 29, of Adelphi, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, to 12 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit an armed commercial robbery, attempted armed robbery, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Chuang also...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Fleeing on Foot from Vehicle Crash

Waldorf Man Arrested After Fleeing on Foot from Vehicle Crash

On January 20 at approximately 4:10 p.m., Cpl. T. Lee of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office located a single vehicle crash on Woodville Road near O’Toole Place in Waldorf. Cpl. Lee, who was off duty, stopped to assist the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, who was identified as Leonel Rondon, 25, of...
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Outstanding Driving Without a License Warrants in St. Mary’s County

Outstanding Driving Without a License Warrants in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating suspects with Driving Without a License Warrants. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, at Hannah.Smith@stmarysmd.com. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a...
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Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update

Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update

The third round of public meetings on the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update will be held in February, March, and April. Five workshops are scheduled, each focused on a different important issue. The first workshop focuses on transportation and is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the College of Southern...
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WANTED: Can You Identify the St. Mary’s County Purse Thief in This Video?

WANTED: Can You Identify the St. Mary’s County Purse Thief in This Video?

On Monday, January 16, 2017, at approximately 11:45 p.m., the man seen in the videos below came into the ABC Liquors and Lounge located on Three Notch Road in California, and stole a purse hanging on the back of a woman’s bar stool. In the first video the man can be seen entering the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shots Fired in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shots Fired in Lexington Park

On January 25, 2017, at approximately 12:252 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 21000 block of Saratoga Drive for the report of shots fired. Deputies arrived on scene and found multiple shell casings. No was injured, and the suspect fled the scene before police arrival. The Criminal Investigations Division responded...
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St. Mary’s County – Critical Missing Person

St. Mary’s County – Critical Missing Person

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing juvenile, Devonte Twain Harrod. He was last seen in the Lexington Park area on January 8, 2017. Devonte Twain Harrod is described as Age: 17 Height: 5’11” Weight: 135 lbs. Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Anyone with information about his whereabouts...
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